Inspiro Community Health is currently seeking an enthusiastic and client-focused Grade 2 Podiatrist to join their supportive and well-established team servicing Victoria's Yarra Ranges. Full details are available at the following link:
ACADI is creating a range of activities as part of a Training Program to prepare students and researchers in diabetes and its complications to become future leaders in innovation. It will offer critical skills in commercialisation and research translation, alongside diabetes knowledge from people living with diabetes, and clinical and regulatory perspectives.
Please see the ACADI survey (link below) for students or Early-mid career researchers working on any project relating to diabetes and its complications.
Registering for the Training Program Network will be of great benefit to the students and researchers. It will ensure they receive notice of opportunities for:
PhD opportunity in project involved in ACADI on predicting healing of DFU
Primary: Prof Dinesh Kumar
Secondary: Dr Rajna Ogrin, Bolton Clarke
Each year in Australia diabetes related foot disease causes an estimated 27,600 public hospital admissions, 4,400 lower extremity amputations, 1,700 deaths, and costs the Australian health system $1.6 billion annually (https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/facts-and-figures).
Despite best practice, over 30% of diabetes related foot ulcers (DRFU) do not heal in the expected trajectory leading to high healthcare cost and morbidity. There is therefore a strong unmet clinical need for devices to monitor chronic wounds in order to improve wound management and reduce the debilitating sequelae of these wounds. Predictive knowledge regarding whether an ulcer is healing at the expected trajectory is crucial for timely clinical decisions and can prevent limb loss. Implementing adjuvant therapies at an early stage in wounds predisposed to delayed progression leads to improved outcomes. There are no existing effective and feasible methods of predicting wound healing in DFRU.
Our earlier studies using thermal imaging used area of the thermal image, which however was highly sensitive to ambient conditions. Subsequently, we have developed an improved version of the thermal image method for venous leg ulcers. It is essential to further this work such that it is suitable for diabetic foot ulcers which is suitable for a PhD project.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team of research and clinical experts across multiple universities and partner organisations who form the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI). ACADI was launched in 2022, with the purpose of delivering novel interventions for timely diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications. ACADI (established through the Medical Research Future Fund from the Australian Government’s Targeted Translation Research Accelerator program, delivered by MTPConnect) is a virtual, multidisciplinary, collaborative diabetes centre.
This scholarship opportunity is provided by RMIT University and the successful candidate will be enrolled at RMIT University. The candidate may have the background in science, engineering or healthcare disciplines and will be situated within the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD) (a partner between Diabetes Victoria and RMIT University) and will work closely together with researchers and clinicians at multiple Hospitals in Victoria. We invite expressions of interest from eligible applicants to complete a full-time PhD in diabetes research with focus on recording and analysis of images of the diabetic foot ulcers. Time will also be spent at the office of the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (Melbourne CBD).
For all enquiries please contact:
Professor Dinesh Kumar: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Dr Rajna Ogrin: email@example.com
A rare and great leadership opportunity - Head of Podiatry and Allied Health Administration.
Employment type: Full Time Ongoing
Position Classification: Grade 5 Podiatrist (CV21)
Position Number: 53139
Applications Close: 13th May 2022
Applicants are requested to apply via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.
Call for Abstracts
Rapid Round Presentations
Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) Conference 2022
Conference Theme – Staying in Step: Evidence to practice change
Our conferences aim to support clinicians to provide best practice care, and empower their clients.
The Scientific Committee invites submissions of abstracts of original, high risk foot research. We are seeking presentations on areas that have a strong clinical application in the assessment, diagnosis and management of people with high risk foot conditions. Selection of abstracts for the Scientific Program will be made by the conference committee.
Abstracts are due Friday 3rd June 2022
Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 1st July 2022
All presenters must register and pay to attend the conference by Monday 11th July 2022
Please email your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
Authors and affiliations: Authors (Arial, size 12 font. Surname, Initial. Presenting author to be in bold and italics. Affiliations number in superscript. Centred) eg Smith, B1, Doe, J2; Affiliations: (Arial, size 12, Italics font. Organisation, City, Country) eg 1 Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
Title (max 50 words) conveying the topic and nature of the research
Abstract body (max 250 words) to include the headings: Background and Aims; Methods; Results and Conclusions
Before writing your abstract: Consider the following:
Indicate your preference for one of the following:
We will consider your preference where possible.
An exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in relation to the effective delivery of the Kimberley Foot Initiative (KFI) project.
Employment type: Temporary Full Time 7 March 2022-30 June 2022 with the possibility of extension)
Position Classification: HSO Level P2
Remuneration: $105,824-$112,443 (plus allowances) per annum
Position Number: 613432
Applications Close: 25th February 2022
Applicants are requested to submit a current Curriculum Vitae including at least two referees and lodge a written expression of interest including brief details (no more than 2 pages) detailing your skills, knowledge and why you should be considered for this position.
Please mark the application “EOI – Private and Confidential” and forward to Chris Hart, Allied Health Manager by one of the following methods:
Mail: PMB 525, Broome WA 6725
In Person: Yamamoto House, Carnarvon St, Broome WA 6725
We’re very excited to reconnect as we launch the Amputation Decision Aid website. The website includes a collection of freely available resources to help people make more informed decisions about partial foot amputation due to peripheral arterial disease.
At some point during the research and development phase, we’ve personally connected with well over 100 different people. Some of you will have reached out following a conference, or expressed interest in using these resources in clinical practice. Others will have participated in the expert panels that helped guide this work. Your support and encouragement has been motivating, and a reminder of the need for the resources we’ve developed.
“We want to fundamentally change the way decisions are made about amputation surgery. We want to ensure people have access to meaningful conversations with a healthcare provider; conversations that include accurate and unbiased information about their treatment options, the likely outcomes, as well as the risks. We want to see people supported as they deliberate on such a difficult decision. Only then can people make truly informed decisions about amputation surgery.”
– Associate Professor Michael Dillon, La Trobe University.
We are so pleased to reconnect during this launch of the Amputation Decision Aid, and to encourage you to explore the website and make use of the shared decision-making resources including the:
· Amputation Decision Aid - specifically written for people facing the prospect of partial foot amputation due to peripheral arterial disease. It includes unbiased information about the different options, the likely outcomes, and risks of complications in simple terms that are easily understood.
· Amputation Discussion Guide – a companion resources for healthcare professionals that includes up-to-date research evidence and example conversation starters to facilitate meaningful conversations tailored to the needs of each individual patient.
· Training videos – a series of five, short, animated videos to help healthcare providers learn more about shared decision-making, and how to use our resources in clinical practice.
Given your interest and support over time, we would be grateful if you would:
· Read our launch information on LinkedIn. Please like, comment, and share the article with your colleagues
· Check out our website to learn more
· Promote the website and its resources through your professional networks
· Follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date with our work. Please like, comment, or retweet our posts
If you’d like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you.
We would like to take this chance to acknowledge and thank our partners; in particular the generous financial support provided by the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association.
In closing, we wanted to again say thank you for your interest and engagement during the development of these shared decision-making resources. We hope you find the resources valuable. In due course, we would love to hear about your experience using them, and how we might make them better in the years ahead.
Dr. Michael Dillon, PhD. on behalf of the developers.
A unique full time opportunity exists for a Podiatrist to join a dynamic team based at Tamworth to gain experience in High risk foot and generalist podiatry.
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 30th June 2022
Position Classification: Podiatrist Level 1 / 2
Remuneration: $64.463 - $93,393 per annumHours Per Week: 38Requisition ID: REQ240413
Applications Close: 6th July 2021
Follow the link to apply: https://jobs.health.nsw.gov.au/hnelhd/jobs/podiatrist-level-1-2-108512?et=2bMiH1lnh
QLD/DD2104369661 - Senior Podiatrist HP4
Closing date of 11.59pm on 5th May 2021
REQ218852 - Podiatrist Level 1 / 2
Closing date of 11:59pm on 6th April 2021.
https://jobs.health.nsw.gov.au/hnelhd (HNE Health Career Portal)
https://healthnswgov.referrals.selectminds.com/ (NSW Health Career Portal)
https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/ ( I work for NSW website)
It will also appear on Facebook on 29 March 2021.